We're in the homestretch now. Ellie could literally arrive any day. For the past few weeks I have been hoping it would go by really fast so that I could stop being so miserable, but now that it's upon us, the only think I want to do is soak up every possible moment with Eli.
That's why we went to the park this afternoon. I'm so very grateful for the warmer temperature. Snow would have been nice, but time with Eli is even better.
I know I say this often, but there is something about the park the makes me so sentimental. It's always been "our thing" - mine and Eli's. It's also something that comes and goes with the seasons which makes me keenly aware of how the seasons of our life will change.
We will likely not make it back to the park until fall since we'll have a bitty baby this spring. By the time that season rolls around, out lives will have changed profoundly. I know this only make sense to me, but something about that makes this trip to the park bittersweet.